Green Woodpecker Picus viridus
Broughton Trout Pools, Nr Aylesbury, Bucks - January 2008
Photo copyright Mike Wallen
This Green Woodpecker is one of a pair usually present in the area. The bird is a male, this being indicated by the red patch below the eye. In a female this would be black.
Green Woodpeckers are a common species throughout the county wherever there is suitable habitat. They like open grassy areas to feed open and will often visit larger gardens, although they are a shy bird and easily disturbed.
Rowsham, Bucks - August 2007
Photos copyright Mike Wallen
This juvenile was photographed in Mike's garden.